The table below looks at the statistics for Functional Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Functional Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Functional Testing
Rank 62 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Functional Testing 10 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.07% 1.00% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.26% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Median daily rate £238 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.38% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £245 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £375 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £25.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +24.39%
Functional Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
775 714 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 82.89% 79.69% 80.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 568 471
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 14 24
Median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +134.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £13.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £120.00 £34.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Functional Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Functional Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Functional Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region.

Functional Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing across the Bristol region.

Functional Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Functional Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Functional Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Functional Testing.

1 8 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 8 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 8 (40.00%) Validation
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (25.00%) System Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) CATIA
4 3 (15.00%) PLM
4 3 (15.00%) PTC
4 3 (15.00%) C
4 3 (15.00%) C++
4 3 (15.00%) Perl
4 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (15.00%) MS Office
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) ISEB
4 3 (15.00%) Remedy
4 3 (15.00%) CAD
4 3 (15.00%) Marketing

Functional Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) CATIA
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (5.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) RS-232
1 2 (10.00%) RS-422
1 2 (10.00%) RTP
1 2 (10.00%) SNMP
1 2 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.00%) VLAN
1 2 (10.00%) VoIP
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Military
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) HR Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Applications Support
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Functional Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Functional Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) HR Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Systems Test Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 8 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 8 (40.00%) Validation
2 5 (25.00%) System Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (15.00%) CAD
4 3 (15.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) PLM
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Test Management
5 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C
1 3 (15.00%) C++
1 3 (15.00%) Perl
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) CCNA
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) PTC
1 3 (15.00%) Remedy
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) SAP